North Korea denounced on Tuesday the new “rogue” sanctions adopted unanimously by the UN Security Council on the initiative of Washington, which prohibit its exports of textile and reduce its supplies of oil .
“The future measures of the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the official name of North Korea) will inflict on the United States the greatest pain they have ever experienced in their history,” said Ambassador North Korea, Tae Song Han, before the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva.
This eighth round of measures, approved by China and Russia, North Korea’s closest supporters, aims to punish the country for its nuclear test on 3 September. By its sanctions, each time more severe, the UN hopes to push Pyongyang to negotiate its nuclear and ballistic programs.
For the United States, the United Kingdom, France or Italy, the resolution adopted on Monday is “very solid”, “balanced” and allows the United Nations to affirm “unity” and “determination”.